Where does worry come from? I am not sure but I think it may be fear and a lack of control. What if this happens?What if that happens? What if this doesn’t happen?, etc. We conjure up all sorts of scenarios and reside there. But worry need not take up space in our minds for one moment; and remember, a moment is less than a second. Worry is from the enemy, the wicked one, the liar from the beginning. Worry is a robber of peace, he comes only to steal, kill and destroy-our joy. I say, bolt the door and do not let 'him' in. When worry begins to creep its ugly head, run far away. Do not entertain its vicious lies. We have so many great and precious promises in the Bible from our great High Priest that worry should never have a foothold.
In Luke we learn about two of Lazreth's sisters, Mary and Martha. We soon discover that Martha has a very anxious heart, while Mary spends her time at the feet of Jesus. There is surely a lesson in these two for us, for we are encouraged to 'cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us.' What hope!
In Matthew we read about the intense interest that our Heavenly Father takes in the birds and are reminded that we, His children, have even a greater spot in His heart, so it would be safe to say that we have nothing to worry about for our life.
In Philippians we are told what to do with anxiety. When we come to God with our prayers and supplications with thanksgiving, we will experience the peace of God which passes all understanding. He will guard our hearts and mind. Now isn't that what we want anyway, to be at rest in Christ Jesus?
Hebrews confirms that the Lord is our Helper, so because of that, what can man do unto us? Nothing because as we know, greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.
The Word of God assures us that we have protection, for God is our refuge. We have help, for God is our strength. We have an escape, for God is our deliverer. He have joy, for God is our peace. We have security, for He is our comfort. And besides all that our Father is to us, we are cautioned a myriad of times in His Word also, not to fear, more specifically, we are told 'fear not.' And why are we not to fear? Because He is with us always; we call Him Immanuel. He promises never to leave nor forsake us.
So when worry comes in like a flood, you can rebuke him in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Speak out with boldness one of the precious promises from God's Treasure Chest.